After weeks of suspense, HMD Global Oy finally announced the arrival of Nokia X6 global variant, but with a small twist. The company will be using a different moniker—Nokia 6.1 Plus Android One—for the device.

The new Nokia 6.1 Plus will be made available first in Hong Kong for HKD 2,288 (approx. $292/€250/Rs 20,072) on 24 July in blue and white colour options. It will also be released in Taiwan in coming weeks.

Nokia 6.1 Plus features:

Nokia 6.1 Plus' exterior looks and the internal hardware are similar to the Nokia X6 but differ in one key aspect; software. The former is Google affiliated Android One phone, while the latter is a China-exclusive model with a few pre-loaded apps and custom interface.

It is said to feature a 5.8-inch full HD+ screen with an iPhone X-like notch on the top, which houses a 16MP front camera with facial recognition feature. On the back, it comes with metallic shell, vertically aligned dual-camera and fingerprint sensor below it.

Inside, Nokia 6.1 Plus expected to house a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core CPU, 4GB/6GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage, a 3060mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, Bluetooth v5.0 and other standard connectivity features.

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Nokia X6 global variant launched as Nokia 6.1 Plus Android One in Hong Kong.Nokia Hong Kong website (screen-grab)

The highlight of the device is its photography hardware. It boasts feature-rich Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered dual 16MP+5MP camera with dual-tone LED flash and is capable of recognizing the type of the scene. It is capable of detecting 13 different possible scenarios such as pets, flowers, human face, landscape, snowy conditions, night, food and more. For instance, if you are pointing the camera to a garden, it will intuitively know you are taking a picture of a flower and it adjusts the camera's focus and other settings to get the best possible image.

Or if you are taking the photo outdoors, it will automatically set the camera mode to landscape and cover a wider area in the single frame.

Even the 16MP front-camera boasts AI-selfie with background blur feature and funny stickers for face to share it on social media channels.

Will Nokia 6.1 Plus aka Nokia X6 come to India?

HMD Global Oy, since it announced the first Nokia products in India back in 2017, it has been very vocal on how much important the subcontinent is for the company. It has released all global phones in India and the Finnish firm has even hosted a global event to unveil the budget Android phone Nokia 2 (first generation) in the country, as well.

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Nokia X6 is coming to Indian market soon.Nokia website (screen-grab)

So, it won't be termed farfetched if we say Nokia 6.1 Plus will come to India, but in a few weeks. Rumour has it that HMD Global Oy is planning to bring the aforementioned product as early as next month.

Key specifications of Nokia X6 aka Nokia 6.1 Plus Android One:


Nokia X6 aka Nokia 6.1 Plus Android One


5.8-inch full HD+ (2280x1080p) screen with 19:9 aspect ratio with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection


Android 8.1 Oreo (confirmed to get Android P later this year)


64-bit 14nm class 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core CPU


Adreno 509




32GB/64GB + expandable up to 256GB


  • Main: 16MP RGB sensor (F2.0 aperture & 1.0µm pixel size) + 5MP Monochrome sensor (F2.2 aperture & 1.2µm pixel size) with dual-tone LED flash, AI portrait and scene recognition
  • Front: 16MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture, 1.0µm pixel size, AI selfies with background blur, stickers and face unlock.


3,060mAh (3,000mAh) with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 (0% to 50% charge within 30 minutes of charging)


4G-LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)


Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, hybrid dual-SIM slots (nano+nano or microSD), Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac; dual-band: 2.4GHz & 5GHz), Type C USB Port, FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack,


47.2 x 70.98 x 7.99~8.59 mm




Black, Blue and Silver

Price (in Hong Kong)

4GB RAM +64GB storage: HKD 2,288 (approx. $292/€250/Rs 20,072)

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